Paul’s Run Summer Picnic 2018
Although the Annual Summer Picnic had to be rescheduled due to prior rainy weather, on June 14, 2018, the sun was shining brightly upon the residents, volunteers and workers who attended the event at Paul’s Run Retirement Community, including our very own Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.
The parking lot area was lined with tables and chairs under large white tents providing a reprieve from the hot sun. The air was filled with conversations, music from a DJ, and later in the afternoon, the cheerful melodies of a jazz band performed in the lobby as well as outdoors. Residents, workers, their children and some of the residents’ families enjoyed a little dancing, a delicious BBQ, popcorn and some cotton candy…all summertime favorites! For activities, there were carnival games and prizes, henna tattoos and a sand art booth.
Our energetic Sisters, Roland Lagarde and Marjorie Everett enjoyed some Second Line dancing to the New Orlean’s style music in the lobby. Sr. Roland, who is a native of New Orleans, lead the parade through the front entrance to continue the dancing outside. Donning her yellow and white striped umbrella hat, Sister put on a show and gained much applause for her exuberance. She later danced with a male resident, whom I heard was in his nineties, who also shared her excitement for the music that day.
Some residents navigated with their rolling wheelchairs, some even bringing their pets with them, and others were escorted by nurses who enabled all who were willing to enjoy the fun festivities that day. As you can see by the pictures, our SBS enjoyed being in the company of one another, and they appreciated spending time with all who attended the wonderful Summer Picnic held at Paul’s Run.
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